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Nov 27, 2013 2:00am EST
need to be grounded in quality and transparent science. she testified before the house science committee which is chaired by congressman lamar smith of texas. [inaudible conversations] >> the committee on science space technology will come to order. welcome everyone to today's hearing entitled strengthening transparency and accountability within the environmental protection agency. i'm going to recognize myself for five minutes for an opening statement and then i will recognize the ranking member for hers. the environmental protection agency like every other governmental institution should answer to the american people. everyone agrees that we need to protect the environment but we should do so in a way that is open and honest. democracy requires transparency and accountability. yet the epa's justifications for its regulations are cloaked in secret science. it appears the epa bends the law instructs as the signs to justify its own objectives. americans impacted by the agency's regulations have the right to see the data and determine for themselves independently that these regul
Nov 26, 2013 8:00pm EST
panel for joining us today. on that, we're adjourned and thank you so much. before a house science panel that's next on c-span2. and national scurry adviser susan rice warned last week that china's use of cyber ease espionage is undermining economic -- a look at cybersecurity later. then a conversation on the defense challenges facing the u.s. military. .. epa administrator gina mccarthy said earlier this month that environmental policies and regulations that affect the lives of americans need to be grounded in quality and transparent science. she testified before the house science committee which is chaired by congressman lamar smith of texas. [inaudible conversations] >> the committee on science space technology will come to order. welcome everyone to today's hearing entitled strengthening transparency and accountability within the environmental protection agency. i'm going to recognize myself for five minutes for an opening statement and then i will recognize the ranking member for hers. the environmental protection agency like every other governmental institution should answer
Nov 28, 2013 12:00am EST
of the environmental protection agency testified two weeks ago before the house science committee. she answered questions about ethanol, hydraulic fracturing, and whether she signed up for health care under the health care law. this is two and a half hours. [inaudible conversations] >>> the committee on science, space, and technology to come to order. welcome, everyone to today's hearing entitled, strengthening transparency. i'm going recognize myself for five minutes for an opening statement and recognize the ranking member for hers. environmental protection agency like every other governmental institution should answer to the american people. everyone agrees that we need to protect the environment but we should do so in a way that is open and honest. democracy requires transparency and accountability. yet epa's justification for the regulations are cloaked in secret science. it appears the epa bend the law and stretches the science to justify its own objective. americans impacted by the agency's regulations have a right to see the data and determine for themselves independently if these regul
Nov 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
agency, gina mccarthy, testified before a house panel about agency transparency into the use of science and regulatory decisions. before taking over in july, ms. mccarthy served in the epa office of air and radiation. from capitol hill, this is about two and a half hours. >> the committee on science and technology will come to order. welcome to everyone to today's hearing entitled strengthening transparency and accountability within the environmental protections agency. going to recognize myself for five minutes for an opening statement and then i will recognize the ranking member for hers. the environmental protection agency, like every other governmental institution, should answer to the american people. everyone agrees we need to protect the environment but we should do so in a way that is open and honest. democracy requires transparency and accountability. yet the epa justifications for the regulations are cloaked in secret science. it appears that the pa and the law and strengthens the science suggested by its own objectives. americans impacted by the agency's regulations have the
Nov 24, 2013 9:50am EST
, and talks about new things in science that should be funded, for example, to put kill switches into synthetic organisms so they can't survive outside the lab. so i think this is government committees -- at best been watched very carefully and you can get the more complete version of this. enjoyed at your leisure. thank you very much. [applause] [inaudible] those who have questions to come on up. you can start it off. >> when you make your synthetic cell, what did you put the dean into? it was an existing cell that was it programs did, the cell you're looking for? >> so, exactly what we did, we put it into the other so which is what we're using as our recent in cell. and it converted into what was coded for by the new chromosome. >> so the idea that dna is a digital code that can be downloaded and so on, how well does that extend to more complex organisms into the importance of how traits are inherited and how dna is expressed? >> we are not ready to beam humans across the universe, although i somewhat jokingly talk about as much in them being sequenced 14 years ago, it's been b
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Nov 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
"0"0"0 >> jon: well company back. science, science, science. we've all slept through it. but did you know some people actually like it? who uses science to correct some of humannities greatest misunderstandings. >> the film "gravity" is off to an astronomical start. >> neil degrass tyson director of new york's hayden planetarium criticized the movie at scientifically inaccurate. >> tyson tweeted mysteries of gravity, why bullock's hair did not float freely on her head. >> the beginning of your program, your earth is spinning the wrong direction. >> son of a bitch! i may have overreacted to that one. he is on to something here we'll soon find out in our brand-new segment neil degrass tyson, buzz kill of science. (applause) we're very excited about this. thank you for joining us for this brand-new segment. >> thank you, john, good to be back. >> jon: tonight on neil degrass tyson buzzkill of science, zombies! walking dead is a runway television hit, zombie apocalypse is clearly on everyone's mind. zombies, could it happen, let the debunking begin. >> actually, it's not really what i do. what i d
Nov 27, 2013 4:00am EST
on this committee and throughout the congress, frankly, questions about epa's reliance on faulty and secret science, questions about epa's transparency and accountability. first of all, i want to thank for you for the transparency and accountability the epa provide for the data response this committee has received. and i'm just curious sometimes they ask for information sometimes for document or data as evidence by testimony by questions here today. i'm a strong supporter of congressional authority. i'm concerned about whether we may be overstepping our authority in term what we're requiring of the agency. we're just one committee of many who is making these types of requests to the epa. and i wonder if you could tell me how much time and energy is spent by you and your colleague at epa in responding to these volumes of requests. >> congresswoman, we know how important it is to be transparent, and we'll do a our best to respond to any requests that congress brings to us. it's a significant burden in terms of resources. but that's just the amount. i don't mean burden in a negative sense. we will be
Nov 30, 2013 2:15pm EST
of american students, colonial students who had to scotland to study science and medicine and then come back to north america to do things like for instance establish the first medical schools in the north american colonies, established by a american colonial students in places like new jersey and philadelphia who would head have off to scotland. >> host: now the scottish and correct me if i'm wrong, they are one of the principle players in the slave trade bill weren't they? >> guest: they are not the usual suspects that you look at. there's a trade that comes out of scotland just like there's a trade that comes out of the small towns and we have to remember -- small towns like bristol. we have to remember how massive the slave trade is including with the book is about in many ways is actually the enormously of the african trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. the ways of the trade shape the atlantic world and that constituted the economy that connected europe to the americas to africa to south america and created in fact it transoceanic trade part of which the united states was involved wit
Nov 30, 2013 7:50pm EST
by any means but this president has in some ways been the biggest their by most metrics political science is used to measure partisanship. is really a puzzle. and while i said a lot of partisans are concerned about this there are a lot of people who are not particularly parts and/or engaged but look at the mess in washington and just kind of spread out their disdain for everybody. so it's a challenge, given the dynamics in our politics today to fighting the other side which partisans urge everyone to do this as one of the previous questions did, and still elevate yourself with a wider electorate. because once you yield to those to do with your base, very difficult in terms of policy and rhetoric to elevate. it's a real puzzle and i think everybody in the country who cares about that not just any partially but because we want our country to have a functioning government should be encouraging politicians of both parties, which would change the dynamic, i think we spent enough years bemoaning the dynamic and how horrible that is in terms of our national image as well as getting things done.
Dec 1, 2013 4:15pm EST
his dalliance with religion and embrace of science and the secular world. this program is about one hour. >> okay, richard, i can't help but notice and admire your time, which has penguins on it. is there a significance to that? >> yes, it was hand-painted by my wife, and this is nothing like it in the world. she can campaign so might thais and we went to antarctica for a cruise, so this was my christmas present. so we were sitting millions of penguins. this was a wonderful gift. >> i love the way that they look so clumsy on the land like clumsy little humans. in the naked underwater and they are phenomenally fast for me wouldn't believe how quickly they can swim through the water and the streamlining is just beautiful. so like elephants, they are astonishingly fast and they jump out of the water and then they come back in again. >> your first successful book made you a rather controversial figure. but also along with christopher hitchens, you really made the word atheist acceptable and i think before that, people were ashamed to say that they were an atheist or they were embarrasse
Nov 29, 2013 12:50am EST
. >> autoimmune disease is a grab bag. this is being televised, taped. and i am about the science. andscience on auto immune disease is very much an open question. to tella little loaathe you how all of this might tie into autoimmune disease, other than to say that people are working on it. i am very interested, but i am not willing to go public on it. not until we have hard science. so i'm going to have to beg the question right now. sorry. , i just wanted to make one brief comment about the idea of if you are taking something away, what are you giving? if you take away sugar, what is the reward? >> i have never said take it away. reduce availability. to a manageable level. a lot of people say i say that, but i have never said that. to not put words in my mouth. if we reduce the exposure to very smalls, in a a sample size, mostly middle-aged midwesterners in the united states, i can say one of the main rewards that these people are getting in a health education program i am running reduction, ands when you reduce your waistline circumference, people start to notice and you start getting a lo
Nov 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
to get our kids interested in science and math, so when you and i go to deliver a commencement address, we're not going to see all the kids going to engineering being from other countries today. the way it is today. we have a big challenge. >> you were electrical? >> i was supposed to be an electrical engineer, but i flunked electrical cal magnetic, so i got a masters. >> and you went where? >> a university of california. it was a system u.s.c. put together. >> when you left the marine corps, your rank was? >> a major general. two-star general. >> here is some video. it is back from the 2012 campaign. it is gingrich. i'll show you what he has to say and allow you to reflect on this. >> we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be american. [cheers and applause] we will have commercial near earth activities that include science, tourism, and manufacturing that are designed to create a robust industry precisely on the model of the development of the airlines in the 1930's, because it is in our interest to acquire so much experience in space that we clearly have a cap
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Nov 25, 2013 2:30pm EST
are behind the wheel of the fruifuture testing out the drivs car. tonight police, science and a computer program may be able to predict crime before it happens. i am an ento entomologist. that surthat is our team and leo some science. ♪ hi guys an welcome to techknow. and rita rear going to start with you. your story combines two of the coolest things armed -- around. you mean robots and sharks. >> robots and sharks. >> this is the coolest thing i have done and i was at the call state shark lab. and they are using a new piece of technology that is follow; is thasharks under water to revolutionize the way we are looking at science. let's take a look at it. this is catalina island. 27 miles off the coast of los angeles. a place known for it's beauty both above and below the ocean that surrounds it. most of the dish that call these waters home go relatively unnoticed. but one spic species is impossio miss. leopard sharks. hundredses of them. >> if you are the director of the shark lab and you are trying to revolutionize the way sharks had studde studied it's not a bad way to set up shop.
Nov 30, 2013 3:30pm EST
neuroscience and what science can tell us about human behavior in the ways that may be relevant. >> is this on now? and honor to be here with you today. and to have an opportunity to talk to you about behavioral sciences are impacting the legal system. this morning you heard about the extraordinary roles of dna, inlysis of bones are playing identifying individuals and identifying criminals in order to cause crime. i'm going to shift our focus a little bit to talk about what behavioral sciences tell us about why a person has committed a crime. or not an improved understanding of why people theit crimes or contributions to human behavior should impact how we think about responsibilities for criminal conduct and the punishment for criminal conduct. of all of the risk factors that are most notable for the development of antisocial personality disorder that have a new mode in basis, what is the most predictive seizure is? b y chromosome. b y chromosome. being a male. is as a significant biological disadvantage. that this might be part of the explanation to us. what you're looking at
Nov 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
? >> no. >> use at your comments that you were here to talk about the role that science plays. have you ever heard the statement that all scientists are only sure about one thing and that is that every scientist before them was wrong? >> i have not. >> does the science ever change? >> sure, yes it does. >> so if you are here to talk about the role that science plays in the epa deliberations, what would you say is the second thing that plays the role in the deliberations? >> if i could say three things, ththat science can't walk and transparency. >> we are off to a good start. i don't member who the exchange was with but was it with omb, but not a science advisory board. by law it was playing the part n deliberations of the science. so by law you're supposed to submit the same rule on the same date or by that date. >> i'm not aware that that is specified in the law. but we certainly engage and have a process. >> you said you have a process of doing that but if you are set meeting at the same time are the same date, i think that is a pretty exact science. >> sometimes be consulted for the
Nov 26, 2013 10:00pm EST
not even been briefed on that because we are still looking at the science in the right to keep the policy and legal questions aside. >> very quickly, you did a national survey of the willingness of people to pay? >> i believe it was. >> did you also survey the industry to see if they were willing to pay for the epa opinion on whether or not it was cost cost-effective, and did you also do a survey to see if people were willing to pay for the loss of jobs and jobs were exported offshore because our plants cannot compete? >> i think that we are seeing a little bit of apples and oranges. i'm not sure it's time for me to clarify what the survey was doing and what role it was applying. >> we will talk off-line. >> thank you, sir. the gentleman from newtown, mr. stewart is recognized. >> thank you, madam administrator, thank you for being here today. i'm sure that you just enjoyed your warning. >> i'm honored to be your. >> thank you. i must say that you have worked hard to serve your country. but there there are so many things that you and i disagree with. and that i believe that the epa is
Nov 29, 2013 10:00am PST
for a creative economy as dental office correspondent in jail has more on the president's support for science and technology. the kid has called on the nation's leading researchers to support small and medium size can be a technology steamy speaking at a ceremony commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the head of research and felt a special said in a time. the president said they should focus on research and development that could be difficult to carry out a high percent ers and trek the complex and a hub for the so called creative economy. she emphasized that korea can survive the effects of global economic slowdown and high unemployment or science technology and innovation. just as it did in the past he said it to fail when that is condemning your pc. is it december. he's the detention little jaunt ally took in a castle. steam heat it back. she radioed an unbeatable team. she glad she was kind of a time to invent him. when the day with them their cookbook i fit in double time to have more than that. the creature to complex was created in nineteen seventy to retrieve the puck to the admi
Nov 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
the construction o f a cafe in the west garden of the academy of sciences in golden gate park. >> supervisor mar? >> thank you, president chiu, i want to acknowledge that it's been a pleasure working on this, the staff of the california academy of science and is we have with this the general manager and kevin, monalele that have been wonderful to work with. the academy of sciences is beginning tomorrow, it is the season for science exhibit, but this is a project that is a low profiled structure which includes a cafe, it isn't really an expansion of the site but replacement of a temporary structure with a perm nept and attractive building, it allows us to see this sculpture that's hanging like floating like a cloud above it, it's called where land meets the sea and it will be much more visible with this new structure. the project will enrich the experience hosting the academy which lists countless families, not only from district 1 but throughout the city, i want to thank the land use submit tee for its unanimous support of this. i'll be out there tomorrow for the opening oftys the season for sci
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Nov 24, 2013 2:30pm EST
. >> request stem, science, technology, engineering and math, stem, a new report card on u.s. student performance says fourth and add it graders aren't showing significant improvement. the biggest thing coming out of the report is this: achievement gap between blacks and whites in stem is huge. but 25-year-old social entrepreneur chelsea roebuck is trying to change that. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon mr. rowebuck. >> we are going to learn the language called java script. >> his mission: develop curriculum for public schools based on stem education. science, technology, engineering and math. >> stem education is extremely powerful. what's the first step? >> me, dot, move forward. >> i was trained as an engineer, we are are taught to think critically and come up with solutions. >> but stem education is expensive. the u.s. government hassing budgeted 3.1 billion for it. >> it's less than 1% of the money spent on education. >> mckenzie says schools across the you know, needs entrepreneurs like chelsea roebuck because there aren't enough to teach them. >> think at the u.s. governm
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Nov 25, 2013 2:00am EST
the bones, because the archeological data is not there. >> translation: if the science can't confirm it, it's a matter of faith. >> >> translation: what matters is we give the relevant importance. >> translation: all the evidence says it's st. peter's, if you don't want to believe, don't. >> with that the bones were taken back. the church got its awed yearnings the bones their message. the crowds got a chance to see it. >> this is about faith. there may be no conclusive proof, but for those gathered here that doesn't matter. science and religion may differ on so many issues. but here today science will not get a look in. >> and that will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. i'm stephanie sy, thanks for watching. have a great evening. >> hello, i'm richard gizbert and you're watching a special edition of the listening post. every week on this program, we take a close critical look at the global news media. this time, we're doing something different. we're going to talk about a man who coined a phrase we often repeat but seldom stop to explain. you may have never heard of marshall mclu
Nov 30, 2013 2:00am PST
science in favor of the literal interpretation of the bible. this guy sits on the house committee on science, space and technology. have a listen to what he told a group of his supporters last year. >> all this stuff i was talking about, evolution, big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pitt of hell. it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. i hold the holy bible as being the major directions to me of how i vote in washington, d.c. and i'll continue to do that. joan, i think he's speaking at a natural history museum of all places, denying the connection of us all there. i don't know why we test our medicines on animals. there seems to be a lot of connection physically with us and the rest of this world. this guy denies all of that. he believes somehow it happened exactly as it was in the bible, as he interprets the bible and that's how he decides to vote on, the science committee in the house. >> these are lies straight from the pit of hell. even if you disagree with him there are some other things s
Dec 1, 2013 4:00am PST
brown, a creationist who shuns science in favor of a literal interpretation of the bible. what's more perplexing in this case is that this guy sits on the house committee on science, space, and technology. have a listen to what he told a group of his supporters last year. >> all that stuff i was talking act, evolution and embreology, big bang theory, all that is e lies straight from the pit of hell. it's lies to keep people from believing they need a savior. major directions to how i vote in washington, d.c. >> joan, i think he's speaking in the natural history museum of all places, denying the connection of us all there. i don't know why we test our medicines on animals. there seems to be a lot of connection at least physically with us in the rest of this world, but this guy denies all of that. he believes that somehow it all happened exactly as it was in the bible as he interprets the bible and that's how he decides what to vote on, the science committee in the house. >> and these are lies straight from the pit of hell. even if you disagree with him, there might be some other thin
Nov 24, 2013 11:30am PST
>> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting
Nov 29, 2013 12:00am PST
. this chart shows, the level rise since the 1900s and the science is very clear, the sea level rise will occur, over the next 50 and 100 years, and a study found that for portland, sea level, it is expected to rise, between ten to 17 inches, by 2050 and between 31 to 69 inches by 2100. executed. and this proposed study represents the staff and a larger effort to address the sea level rise and bewe know that it will impact our property and far less is known about adaptation strategies. and the map here, is the sea wall from china basin north as you see as part of the embarcadero national district and the sea wall south appear 54 was constructed after the 1950s, and my poor attempt to show you where mission creek is located. and mission creek provides a really ideal location to study adaptation strategies because it is one of the lowest lying areas. and storm water run off from mission bay, also trains to mission creek and complicating future flooding events and this is an ideal place to study and this graphic shows the existing condition in green, and in red, the 2050 scenario, and with 15 inch
Nov 24, 2013 8:45am EST
last 10 years after they're a part of an exhibit. so it shows how science is changing what we can do. as i'm talking about my new book tonight, "life at the speed of light," this is based in no small part on his lecture i was invited to give last year in dublin college, following up on what truly jury did in 1943 when he gave a series of lectures as a physicist trained to define life and see if life had to obey physical principles. and i think he largely concluded that it did. he wrote a book based on his lectures. it is a tiny but did i've read several times. it's called what is life. but it has influenced a tremendous amount of modern science. i want to show you why it has if you haven't read the book. the short answer is because it or saw it the discoveries that have been made over the last almost 70 years at a time when people had no idea what the genetic code was or where it was going to go. so his fundamental question, and i start the book with it, is how can the events in space and time that the reason the boundaries of living organisms be accounted for by physics and chemistr
Nov 29, 2013 12:00am PST
explores the science of cooking. he recently published his third book on the subject. it is called "the photography of modernist cuisine!" it's a visual window into his experiments with food and science and preparation. here is a look at the project. >> rose: "forbes" magazines calls nathan's trilogy "the decade's most influential work about food." i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: i want to be you, that's what i want. >> (laughs) >> rose: i mean, it's just food, photography. >> that would really be slumming! >> rose: food, photography, fishing, exploration. i mean, is there anything missing from your life? >> (laughs) i'm pretty busy so it's not clear i need to add anything else. >> rose: how do you divide it up? what's the secret to busy? >> well, someone i've got great people around me that helped with these projects. i never could have written these cook books without a fantastic team of chefs and editors, art directors, people that really help us make the book. it's a team effort. my company where we invent new technology and deve
Nov 27, 2013 7:00am PST
and other will see art and other will see science. all of those is true yet i will effort look at this beautiful span and see the people together who bridged road, art and science and made them soar >> thank you (clapping) and now in keeping of the theme of the great people who have contributed to this bridge i'll introduce my great friend chair of the california transportation commission (clapping). >> thank you amy as chairman of the transportation commission it's a real honor to be here today. i'll to take this moment to recognize and honor all my fellow commissioner who are present today starting with bob bob bobby. commissioner lucy and fran, commissioner joe (clapping) >> i'd like to honor two of our past commissioners x commissioner jerry, and ex-commissioner phil. (clapping). >> i'd like to acknowledge our current and past directors and their staff in keeping this project moving forward. the ct c has plated a big role as established be by the legislature in july 2005. we've been roeptd by four of our executive directors. my colleague on the podium and john who's in
Nov 24, 2013 10:00am EST
administration, i have to say one thing they did for the good of science and humanity, they came down on the side of open publication which was a welcome surprise and totally the right decision on this. because this is, these are breakthroughs that are happening on a global basis, and it's more important to understand the technology and i how it can be used. on the security side, when people looked including from all branches of our government and other governments at this question and a series of workshops that bob friedman chaired -- and you can find the report on our web site with this -- the conclusion was because you can go to virtually any farm in this country, and if there's a dead cow, you'll find anthrax there. so getting your hands on, you know, bacteria and viruses that can cause great harm to populations is not hard to do. somebody doesn't have to try and remake it synthetically for that to happen. and the notion, um, you know, small changes in viruses or bacteria that affect their infebruarytivity, in fact, are not well understood. so nobody could do it deliberately and say they're g
Nov 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
science behind the lines. the north korean people's army released a statement on friday saying it the south for both the north again its presidential office will be targeted. automotive fans are flocking to the tokyo motor show which is highlighting next generation eco friendly cars and the latest mini vehicles. the biennial is still open to the on saturday this is the forty third show thirty two lawmakers from japan and abroad are taking part. this year's event features a range of next generation fuel cell cars and electric vehicles. auto companies that showcase the new mini vehicle models including sports cars and sports utility vehicles in a bid to further increase sales of small cars in japan. i made a name. this is my first visit to tokyo motor show. i was impressed with the size of the venue. and i was excited to check your pupils are normally don't see it the three major u s auto companies gm chrysler and ford are not participating in the tokyo motor show for the third time in iraq japanese firms state despite the absence of that the u s companies. the event remains an i
Nov 29, 2013 8:30pm PST
science and those loyal to the province taking the action a lot of planning demonstrations of the town contest is delighting in the first resignation on finding close to a lane to the compound of the royal thai army and headed to the car on the attack astutely sunday on the support it. some one thousand demonstrators to me about the ice to nineteen eighteen. what a goober. we wanted the indication from the general. he will stand with the people against the dictatorial keeping government. i went to see it the current stones. patience is responding to the hotel moment the ministry too the most expensive in the home of the tensions of the contestants. the day everything is fine no problem. once we were able to come to an understanding. he was older. we're not enemies in two thousand people gathered in front of her coat is so kind as to the next high tide county. he called on hand to step down the prime minister on thursday said fine and no confidence motion in parliament. people find your position. she went on television to repeat and called it done on an anti protests. it does need an in
Dec 1, 2013 10:00am PST
with that money and try to tell them and excite them about the science. >> the world first took notice of jay's scientific leadership when he and his team developed a synthetic version of a plant based antimalarial drug. >> right now there are about 250 million people on the planet that have malaria. roughly a million people die every year from malaria. the process, now, to make the antimalarial drug is you grow it up in a vat just like brewing beer. except rather than beer coming out you get this very valuable antimall aerial drug. we'll be able to reduce the price and stabilize the price and availability so anybody can get it whenever they want to. >> a company licensed the process his team developed and is currently producing over 30 tons of the medication with the hope to produce enough to treat over 100 million people every year. >> you're expressing this -- >> for me it's really gratifying to see that putting that team together and doing the science with the team we could get a product out that would really help people and save a lot of children. >> from this major medical discovery, ja
Nov 27, 2013 10:00pm EST
, safe guarding society? about -- we'll have to figure it out. and the shades of gray that science is making apparent now is things stwre to think about and address. >> okay. thank you, anita. [applause] [applause] give me fifteen minutes. well, i don't know if the last speaker needs an introduction. he's not againing one. it's me. so far you've heard talk about science largely but not entirely in a courtroom context. i want to open the frame some. and talk about how genetics and genomic technologies in particular are going change our world in ways that will have some effects in courtrooms and in law offices. so those here as judges or lawyers, or spouses of partners and judges and lawyers we'll see some of that professionally. firsthand or secondhand. but it's also going have enormous effects on each much us. as patients, citizens, as parents, and grandparents, and great grandparents. it's going to transform our world and physically transform who our grabbed children and great grandchildren are. that's what i want to talk about in my brief time. i want to focus on two specific are
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Nov 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
at the science beyond iran's nuclear program. >> the deal on iran's nuclear program is very much rooted in science, revolving around the element uranium 99.3% of uranium 338 and 0.7% uranium 235. it's this specific uranium 235 that is fisile, meaning it can create energy and can be turned into nuclear weapons. to do so, it needs to go through a process called "enrichment" at between three and four %, it's enough to fuel nuclear power reactors about you to create a warhead, it requires about 90% enrichment. did has more than 6700. it will has a stockpile of neil 200 kilograms of 20%. which raises concerns because that can be more easily converted into weapons' great material. iran has agreed to curb activities for six months. it's the first in more than 10 years. iran beyond 5%. important thing for iran is that it's inrichment program will remain active. iran's right to enrichment has been riecognized. he is the middle east scholar and foreign policy advisors, most recent book, the dispensable nation dealings with the implications of the obama administration's foreign policy on american
Nov 29, 2013 8:00am PST
race science, the search for cadavers for scientific research at these universities. >> one of the things i wanted to do with the book was to try and explain both how slavery and the slave trade provided the foundations for the rise of higher education. i also wanted to explain the role that colleges played in perpetuating slavery and the slave trade, and that is where you get to race science. it is precisely on campus that the ideas that come to defend slavery in the 19th century get refined. they get their intellectual legitimacy on campus. veneert their scientific on campus. and they get their moral credentialing on campus. so i wanted to trace the process. one of the ugliest aspects of that is the use of marginalized people in the americas, the united states, enslaved black people, often native americans, and sometimes the irish, for experimentation. they turn dissection and anatomy into the medical arts, but that requires people. in the british isles, that means you are exploiting ireland. in north america, you are taking advantage of people who have no legal or moral p
Nov 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
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